Workplace behaviours are not all crimes

Is Destroying A Hard Drive On A Work Issued Computer The Equivalent Of Hacking Or Fraud? | Techdirt. 6 Septmber 2011

To equate replacing a hard drive (after having destroyed the old one to wipe out information) with fraud or hacking seems problematic, especially if the employee just wanted the surest way to not make his private information available. And if the employee did that to destroy confidential information belonging to his employer, that is hardly a crime. Just a cause for dismissal and some damages in a civil court (breach of contract etc…).

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About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
This entry was posted in General - Criminalisation, Offences - Fraud, Offences - Hacking (unauthorised access). Bookmark the permalink.

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